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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bacteria associated with the human body exchange genes more often than bacteria that are not linked to humans, according to a new analysis.

Horizontal gene transfer is a common method through which prokaryotes exchange genes, including antibiotic resistance genes and virulence factors. An international team of researchers has now adapted a phylogeny-based detection method to examine the occurrence of horizontal gene transfer among human-associated bacteria.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

In Science this week: almond reference genome, and more.

Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.